Château Pech de Jammes 2016 – Cahors
Grape variety: Malbec 100%
The wine story
Planted in 1980, this small fifteen acre vineyard is owned by Thomas Chardard. He is a great friend of Bertrand Gabriel Vigouroux and asked for Vigouroux’s collaboration for vine care, winemaking, marketing and sales. The Vigouroux family have been world Malbec experts for four generations at the origin of a revival of Cahors wine, which was destroyed by the 1956 great frost. They also helped introduce Malbec in Argentina.
Cahors wine is dark with an inky purple color, and in the 17th and 18th century it was called black wine. It was a favorite of Russian Tsar Peter the Great.
The vineyard is on a steep clay and limestone slope facing south on the Causse de Cahors at an altitude of 300 meters – the highest in the area. Grapes are harvested as late as possible and undergo a long fermentation at low temperature. The production is confidential and every vintage is tailor-made with care and experience.
This strong and tasty wine is ideal for formal dinners and celebrations. It will pair well with game and liver pâté, beef tournedos Rossini or with pepper sauce, truffle omelets, duck or lamb.
Cahors is a picturesque city on the banks of the Lot river located in the Southwest of France, East of Bordeaux. Vineyards are located on gravel terraces which meander along the river. The top terrace called the Causse, is best for vines.
Stewed fruit with a smoky edge
Ripe fruit, tasty, good tannins. Hints of spices, licorice, and blackcurrant.